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Exciting Developments at Bullhouse East!

Exciting Developments at Bullhouse East!

We've been open for 5 months now! After waiting for 4 years to get open, these last 5 months have flown in. Thank you to all of our customers and staff for a great 5 months!! Things have been way way way busier than we ever imagined.6 months ago, we were a team of 4 people, we're now a team of 25 and we've got several exciting updates to share.A couple of months after opening we asked for some feedback, and one of the most common suggestions was to try to dampen the noise on Friday and Saturday nights when...

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We're gonna need a bigger boat

We're gonna need a bigger boat

Last week we took delivery of a brand new (to us) 25HL brewhouse and 6 additional 25HL FVs.Currently we’ve been maxed out brewing 30HL per week on our 10HL dairy tank system with 2 x 20HL FVs and 5 x 10HL FVs.If anyone’s ever visited the brewery, you’ll know our dairy tank brewhouse is very basic, and that’s the way we like it! Little moving parts = less to break. Some things aren’t ideal, but we average a mash efficiency of around 85%. There are some constraints though, our rectangular kettle makes whirlpool additions impossible and we’re having to brew...

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Update on Licensing Legislation and April's Taproom at the Brewery

Update on Licensing Legislation and April's Taproom at the Brewery

Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel this weekend’s taproom at the brewery as our occasional license application was rejected this morning at Laganside Court. Just to give a bit of background as to how a license for a one off taproom is currently obtained in Northern Ireland. Each of the ~1200 pubs in Northern Ireland has the ability to apply for occasional licenses. These are licenses where the pub can trade outside it’s licensed premises and requires an application to be made to the District Court, the Commander of the District Police Station, and to the local Council. Up until lockdown,...

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A New Look

A New Look

Hello beer fans.  Today we’re happy to let you know about our new look. We’ve had a few facelifts over the past 4-5 years as the brewery has evolved from little more than a hobby, to what it is today, five people's livelihoods.  We’ve been in our new premises for a little over 12 months now. 2021 has been a huge year for us. We've secured a license to open the first new bar in Belfast in around 30 years and we've had our beer pouring in multiple export markets around the world.  As our net has been cast wider and...

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